AB ruled out of CLT20

2012-10-04 15:00

Johannesburg - South Africa limited-overs captain AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20 with chronic back and ankle injuries and needs careful management ahead of the Test tour of Australia next month.

South Africa manager Mohammed Moosajee says the Titans' wicketkeeper-batsman had a recurrence of both his lower back and left ankle problems at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka and would have returned home if it wasn't a major tournament.

Moosajee says De Villiers needs rest and rehabilitation for 3-4 weeks but should be fit for the three-Test series in Australia, which starts on November 9.

Moosajee says the injuries are worse than before, but "if we manage him properly he'll be fine... if we don't manage him it'll be a problem."


  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-10-04 15:08

    His back is taking strain as I said before the England tour... They were so hell-bent in not playing a specialist keeper (Tsolekile) and not looking after the player's long batting future... Boy just quit wicketkeeping in Test, we have more than capable people in that department. Concentrate on your batting and you will be fine.

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 15:15

      Could not agree more, what I’ve said from the start, AB is to valuable batsmen, to be wasted like this!!! Hope the SA Management sees this!!! Get Tsolekile or Khun in the mix!!!! Hope he recovers for the OZ test series!!! May be a blessing!!!

      henk.jacobs.39 - 2012-10-04 16:08

      I agree. And this is terrible news for the Titans as well. AB out, Morné Morkel playing for Delhi, Albie Morkel and Faf DuP playing for Chennai...My team is in for a hell of a challenge! But that said, I hope AB recovers quickly!

      Hansie.Crook - 2012-10-04 16:11

      Merchant De Lange out too. Not looking good for Titans.

      henk.jacobs.39 - 2012-10-04 17:40

      f@k. Oh well, sal maar ondersteun maak nie saak wat!

  • gary.youell - 2012-10-04 15:22

    How do you injure your back and ankle while choking?

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 15:23

      By putting his foot up your poephollllll!!!!

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-04 15:29


      sedick.gydien - 2012-10-04 15:29

      Depends on how bad the choke is.....

  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-10-04 15:24

    Chronic bad captaincy as well.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-04 16:00

    Frankly, there is just too much T20 cricket. We had the IPL (which went on for ages) the series we just crashed out of and now Champions League. It's all about money, TV and instant gratification. personally I don't care if we are not world T20 champions, the whole series is a farce. How can you be champion if you have not played every team in the competition?

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 16:04

      Couldnt agree more!!!

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-10-04 16:49

      In which WC does every team play every other team?

      Hansie.Crook - 2012-10-04 16:56

      I was about to ask the same question... Really, in which world tournament do the champs play everyone??? If you had to play everyone in the world to qualify as champs then the South Africa 2010 Soccer World Cup would still be on.....

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 16:57

      I agree on too much T20, thats all!!!

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-04 17:20

      and thats my point.. I realise that the competition is such that they play in pools, but it still gives a false result.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-10-04 17:47

      Well then, so do the Soccer and Rugby World Cups. And so do most other sporting competitions. How can the FA Cup champions in England call themselves the champions if they didn't play every single team in England en route to the Final? How can Roger Federer call himself the Wimbledon champion if he didn't beat every single other player in the tournament? So, in other words, sport is meaningless and always gives false results?

      Hansie.Crook - 2012-10-04 17:50

      FerretGee Just drop it bru and admit you made a mistake. There is no way in hell one would have to play everyone to be crowned champs.... Sports competitions would take forever!!! Has Usain Bolt raced everyone in the world???? Who knows, there might be someone deep in the amazon jungle that can run the 100m in 8 seconds....

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-04 19:20

      I am not going to admit anything. I know there is not enough time to play everyone in a tournament. My original point however was that we have too much T20 cricket because it's easy money and bums on seats and is geared for a quick fix. I still feel that World Cups are flawed but until someone comes up with an alternate solution, we will continue to have world champions that may not actually be the best team at the tournament.

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-10-04 17:32

    He has an injury, right but I smell a big rat here....... This injury is being exaggerated so that he wont play in the CLT20 and save him for the Ausie tour wich starts on the 9 November... CSA knows that Dehli Daredevils wont be happy he is just being rested for Aussie tour so they fabricated this or exaggarated the injury.

      richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-10-04 17:52

      Why would the Delhi Daredevils be unhappy if AB is rested?

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-05 07:31

      Good ploy though

  • thapelo.maleka.94 - 2012-10-05 09:35

    news24 what happened to my thread, by the way what happened to thread posted by black africans i am shocked

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